ZDNet Cloud TV: 6 reasons why cloud is a no-brainer (highlights)

ZDNet Cloud TV: 6 reasons why cloud is a no-brainer (highlights)

Summary: Forrester Research's senior analyst Clement Teo sums up the benefits of cloud adoption with the acronym "AMACES".

TOPICS: Cloud, Asean

Increasingly limited IT budgets force CIOs to do more with less.  One solution is to move some workloads to the cloud, reduce hardware spend, virtualize some servers and increase the efficiencies of data centers.

"The subscription model is very attractive when you don't have to put cash upfront to get the same efficiencies they need. and you don't have to worry about building it because someone else is going to help you do the same job," said Forrester Research's senior analyst Clement Teo.

He listed six key reasons for company's to consider moving: 

  1. Agility
  2. Mobilty
  3. Automation
  4. Cost efficiency
  5. Elasticity
  6. Security

Teo pointed out this was in line with the regional drop in appetite for hardware spending, where overall IT budgets have been growing fairly conservatively at around 7 percent annually.

"We did a survey of about 2,000 CIOs last four years in ASEAN," said Teo. "In 2012, about 21 percent said they would spend a portion of IT budget on hardware, last year it dropped to 16 percent," he noted.

To watch the rest of the interview, watch the full interview.

Topics: Cloud, Asean


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  • Buying Hardware vs Renting Hardwarre....

    ....is what the challenge that many CTO are facing. In this endeavour it is also imperative to think about value for money vs customer satisfaction.

    The point is: are you ready to spend over a million dollars per year on renting hardware or spending the same amount of money on one year in buying your own hardware and then reclaiming the expensive through depreciation?

    The majority of the TCO communities, who failed in planning for well ahead for the replacement of Windows XP, are now in a position of making other important decisions.
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    Right. Give up: actual ownership, true-flexibility, control, reliability, interoperability, and... YES... "security" to outside businesses. And, perpetually pay for the shackles of reduced options, externally imposed agendas, and lock-in.

    Yep. If you really fall for this then you really are a "no-brainer".
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    the idea is to make a memorable word, not a made-up word that no one will remember